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American Legion Remembers 9/11

September 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s American Legion held a 9/11 Remembrance Service that vividly detailed the events of September 11, 2001.  The service took place at American Legion Chaumont Post 243 on Oak Tree Avenue.  Guest speakers recounted acts of bravery and heroism during the tragic events that unfolded seventeen years ago when terrorists hijacked four United ...

Peter Barnes II, Assembly Whip, FBI Agent, Director of Security for NJ Devils, Dies at Age 89

EDISON, NJ – Long-serving local and state public servant Peter Barnes II passed away today.  Barnes served his country, state, district and the Township of East Brunswick the past 71 years. 

Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe today issued the following statement on the passing of former Assemblyman and MCDO Chairman Peter Barnes II:  “It is with a ...

Residents Line Streets for South Plainfield’s 61st Annual Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Thousands of residents braved the heat Monday to watch and march in South Plainfield’s 61st Annual Labor Day Parade. 

The theme of this year’s parade was ‘Family’ and the Sept. 3 event began with the 28th Annual 5K Race and 1.5-Mile Family Fun Fitness Walk. At 10 a.m., the parade, led by the South Plainfield High ...

South Plainfield’s 61st Annual Labor Day Festivities September 3

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield held a parade in 1957 as a small event for the community. "On Saturday, September 7, 1957 the community joined together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fire Department. It was a grand and well-received celebration that perhaps gave rise to the Mayor and Council endorsing the next year's 1958 Labor ...

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A beautification project featuring banners welcoming residents and passersby to the borough began last week. 

On Aug. 23, members of the South Plainfield Department of Public Works (DPW) erected dozens of white banners bearing the words ‘Welcome to South Plainfield’ and the municipality’s logo onto the lamp posts along Plainfield Avenue ...

South Plainfield Borough Welcomes Four HS Summer Interns 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This summer, the Borough of South Plainfield welcomed four high school students as interns. Residents Julianna Fushetti, Jenny Giannakis, Rjun Patel, and Alexis Russo spent much of July and August working in various departments within the municipality, gaining professional and life skills along the way. They will be recognized by the Mayor Matt Anesh and the Borough ...

South Plainfield Holds 2018 Safety Town Program, Graduation

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nineteen South Plainfield children are the newest graduates of ‘Safety Town.’ The 2018 session ran from Aug. 6-17 at the PAL and provided 5- and 6-year olds the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills. During last Friday’s Safety Town ‘graduation,’ the children performed three songs and showcased their bike and ...

South Plainfield Library Trustees, Director Honored by Mayor, Council

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Trustees - past and present - of the South Plainfield Public Library Board, along with Director Linda Hansen, were recognized by Mayor Matt Anesh and the Borough Council this week. 

At the Aug. 13 public meeting, the mayor presented a plaque in honor of the library’s commitment to the community and the efforts made by Hansen and the board to revitalize ...

Joe Scrudato Named Honorary Grand Marshal for 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield will host its 61st Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 3 and, for 2018, the borough’s Public Celebrations Committee has selected Joe Scrudato as the Honorary Grand Marshal.Scrudato, who was nominated by Council President Robert Bengivenga, Jr., has resided in the borough for 24 years. 

“This is such an honor and a ...

South Plainfield Community Comes Together for 5th Annual National Night Out 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A brief downpour didn't dampen the turnout Tuesday evening as hundreds of residents joined together with South Plainfield agencies, businesses, and community groups for the borough’s 5th Annual National Night Out (NNO). 

NNO, which was held Aug. 7 in the parking lot behind the South Plainfield Public Library, is a collaborative effort between the ...


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